Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pink Floyd: Pandora's Internet radio royalty ripoff [USA Today]

Note to Pandora: it's probably not a good sign when the surviving members of Pink Floyd reunite to publicly petition against your proposed policies
"It's a matter of principle for us. We hope that many online and mobile music services can give fans and artists the music they want, when they want it, at price points that work. But those same services should fairly pay the artists and creators who make the music at the core of their businesses. For almost all working musicians, it's also a question of economic survival. Nearly 90% of the artists who get a check for digital play receive less than $5,000 a year. They cannot afford the 85% pay cut Pandora asked Congress to impose on the music community."
Pink Floyd: Pandora's Internet radio royalty ripoff

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